My wife and I are planning a two week trip from Narragansett Bay, RI to Maine next year. We bought the Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast by the Tafts. We're already surprised to see so many destinations that either have shallow water, prohibited anchorages, limited moorings or too crowded to swing a boat over 40ft. We're certainly not through the whole book yet.
We don't want to make any reservations in advance, so its important to inventory many options along the way. Would love to hear your favs. I'm surprised to read that our 6.5ft draft and swinging 54ft LOA on anchor/mooring is an issue in several crowded places, so I add it just to filter out favs we can't access or stay overnight.
It will be particularly important to be able to show up late in the day and, if we can't get a mooring ball, have a secure place to drop the hook.
Thanks for the ideas. Going to be a long winter of planning.